09 May 2024, 10:59

8 injured in Ukrainian attack on Russia's Belgorod: governor

  MOSCOW, May 9, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - At least eight people were injured in an
overnight Ukrainian attack in and around the western Russian city of
Belgorod, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said Thursday.

"The city of Belgorod and Belgorod district were subjected to an air attack
by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. There are direct hits on residential apartment
buildings and cars," Gladkov said on the messaging app Telegram.

"According to preliminary information, eight people were injured: seven
adults and one child."

Five people with shrapnel wounds, including an 11-year-old girl injured in
the foot, were taken to hospital, while the other three victims were treated
at the scene, he added.

In Belgorod city, 19 apartment buildings, one private residence and 37
vehicles were damaged in the attack, Gladkov said, while in nearby Dubovoe,
four homes and three cars were damaged.

Situated close to the border, Belgorod is frequently targeted by Ukrainian
drone attacks, including one on Monday that killed six people and wounded 35.

Ukraine has stepped up its attacks on Russian territory of late, targeting
energy sites in particular.

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